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Is there “Milk” in a “Milk Stout”?

Ah, milk stouts. One of my favorite beers. Of course most beers are one of my favorites, but let’s not debate semantics at this point.

So what makes a milk stout a milk stout? There must be milk in the beer, right?

No. Nope. Nien.

Actually, it’s milk sugar, known to you and I as lactose, that is the key ingredient in the stout. It’s there to add sweetness to the beer without being consumed by the yeast in the fermentation process.

This sugar, along with its “milk” qualifier, made many folk believe that these sorts of stouts were more healthy and nutritious than other beers on the market. Too bad it’s not true.

Chocolate Stout Milkshake

This is my St. Patrick’s day gift, from me to you. Well, it’s technically not my gift. After all, it does come from the gentlemen who gave us Baked: New Frontiers in Baking. It’s not a difficult recipe by any stretch of the imagination, but it is one of the few recipes that I’ve put on the table in the past year or so that has received an A+ from all.

And as a side question: How awesome is it to put beer in a milkshake?

  • 2 cups chocolate ice cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup Stout beer, chilled
  • 1 Tablespoon powdered malt

Put all ingredients in a blender, and mix until smooth. Serve in a chilled glass.

Serves 2